Kids with egg allergy ‘can safely receive’ yellow fever vax

Consider skin prick testing and split dosing, say researchers
Jocelyn Wright

Children with any degree of egg allergy, including past anaphylaxis, can safely receive the yellow fever vaccine under specialist supervision, physicians say after reviewing a case series.

The Australian Immunisation Handbook says egg allergy is considered a contraindication to being vaccinated against yellow fever because of the high content of ovalbumin in the vaccine — more than that in the influenza vaccine.